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July 27, 2011
Several states have taken the extreme step of trying to modify Medicaid orthotics and prosthetics benefits in order to deny patients access to artificial limbs. I hope Marylanders will oppose allowing this to happen in our state. Opposing cuts to benefits is an appeal to both fairness and fiscal responsibility. Studies have shown that providing this essential health benefit saves money by helping patients avoid costly co-morbid medical conditions. O&P care permits patients to return to gainful employment and end their dependency on federal and state assistance programs.
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SPORTS
By Edward Lee | November 10, 2011
After talking to former Ravens left tackle Jonathan Ogden about the turf toe injury that contributed to the future Hall of Famer's retiring after the 2007 season, left guard Ben Grubbs was understandably concerned about the strained ligaments in a toe on his right foot that had shelved him for six consecutive games. Grubbs, who had undergone surgery on the same ankle twice in the past three years, eagerly sought a medical opinion from renowned surgeon Dr. James Andrews. “We wanted to make sure that [surgery]
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BUSINESS
By Angela Gambill and Angela Gambill,Sun Staff Correspondent | November 6, 1990
PITTSVILLE -- Jack Kaeufer can work wonders with feet.As owner of Foot Management Inc., he presides over an Eastern Shore company that custom makes orthotics -- shoe inserts to make feet feel better.It is not, Mr. Kaeufer is quick to point out, just a business, although the shelves of size 13 orthotics testify to happy customers on dozens of National Football League and National Basketball Association teams.But to this genial man, the painstaking work done in the small factory in Pittsville, just east of Salisbury, is a profession, one with an underlying philosophy.
NEWS
July 27, 2011
Several states have taken the extreme step of trying to modify Medicaid orthotics and prosthetics benefits in order to deny patients access to artificial limbs. I hope Marylanders will oppose allowing this to happen in our state. Opposing cuts to benefits is an appeal to both fairness and fiscal responsibility. Studies have shown that providing this essential health benefit saves money by helping patients avoid costly co-morbid medical conditions. O&P care permits patients to return to gainful employment and end their dependency on federal and state assistance programs.
BUSINESS
By M. William Salganik and M. William Salganik,SUN STAFF | April 6, 1999
Hanger Orthopedic Group Inc. of Bethesda, the country's second-largest provider of braces and artificial limbs, said yesterday that it was buying the country's largest for $455 million in cash and assumed debt.Hanger, which has been growing by small acquisitions, would more than double in size with the acquisition of NovaCare Orthotics & Prosthetics Inc., a subsidiary of NovaCare Inc., a rehabilitation company headquartered in King of Prussia, Pa."It gives us a national program and sets the platform for a global expansion," said Ivan Sabel, chairman and chief executive officer.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee | November 10, 2011
After talking to former Ravens left tackle Jonathan Ogden about the turf toe injury that contributed to the future Hall of Famer's retiring after the 2007 season, left guard Ben Grubbs was understandably concerned about the strained ligaments in a toe on his right foot that had shelved him for six consecutive games. Grubbs, who had undergone surgery on the same ankle twice in the past three years, eagerly sought a medical opinion from renowned surgeon Dr. James Andrews. “We wanted to make sure that [surgery]
BUSINESS
By M. William Salganik and M. William Salganik,SUN STAFF | August 10, 1999
Growing quickly by acquisition, Bethesda-based Hanger Orthopedic Group Inc. yesterday posted record earnings and sales for the quarter ended June 30.Earnings were $4.9 million, up 34.7 percent over $3.6 million in the second quarter of 1998. Per-share earnings of 24 cents topped the consensus analysts' estimate by 2 cents and beat the 21 cents per share posted in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue was $56.4 million, up 20.3 percent from $46.9 million a year earlier.Hanger shares yesterday rose $1.3125, or 11.7 percent, to $12.50.
BUSINESS
By Kristine Henry and Kristine Henry,SUN STAFF | July 15, 2000
Hanger Orthopedic Group Inc. said yesterday that higher-than-expected expenses associated with a major acquisition will drag down its second-quarter earnings. Bethesda-based Hanger, the nation's largest distributor of artificial limbs and braces, said its net income before interest expense, taxes, depreciation and other expenses for the three months that ended June 30 will likely be $23 million - $2 million less than analysts were predicting. Net sales, however, will likely come in at the expected $125 million.
SPORTS
By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | October 1, 2002
WASHINGTON - To mix a sporting metaphor, in Doug Collins' mind, Michael Jordan should be the Mariano Rivera of the NBA, the guy who can come in off the bench and slam the door on opponents late in games. If the Washington Wizards are to reach the playoffs, Collins, the team's coach, will have to hope that Jordan has given up his desire to be the starter that opens and closes the deal. The early indications, if pronouncements from yesterday's Media Day sessions leading into the opening of training camp in Wilmington, N.C., are to be believed, are that Jordan might, ever so slowly, be coming around to Collins' perspective.
NEWS
By Athima Chansanchai and Athima Chansanchai,SUN STAFF | August 1, 2004
A Westminster native and former national amateur trapshooting champion left yesterday for his third Olympic Games, where he hopes to tip the scales in favor of the USA Shooting Team. But you won't see Robert DuVall on any pedestals accepting medals - he'll be behind the scenes working as the team's physical therapist and trainer, a job that is as rigorous mentally as it is physically. Olympic shooters compete in 17 events involving pistols and rifles, bull's-eye and clay targets at various distances.
NEWS
By Athima Chansanchai and Athima Chansanchai,SUN STAFF | August 1, 2004
A Westminster native and former national amateur trapshooting champion left yesterday for his third Olympic Games, where he hopes to tip the scales in favor of the USA Shooting Team. But you won't see Robert DuVall on any pedestals accepting medals - he'll be behind the scenes working as the team's physical therapist and trainer, a job that is as rigorous mentally as it is physically. Olympic shooters compete in 17 events involving pistols and rifles, bull's-eye and clay targets at various distances.
SPORTS
By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | October 1, 2002
WASHINGTON - To mix a sporting metaphor, in Doug Collins' mind, Michael Jordan should be the Mariano Rivera of the NBA, the guy who can come in off the bench and slam the door on opponents late in games. If the Washington Wizards are to reach the playoffs, Collins, the team's coach, will have to hope that Jordan has given up his desire to be the starter that opens and closes the deal. The early indications, if pronouncements from yesterday's Media Day sessions leading into the opening of training camp in Wilmington, N.C., are to be believed, are that Jordan might, ever so slowly, be coming around to Collins' perspective.
BUSINESS
By Kristine Henry and Kristine Henry,SUN STAFF | July 15, 2000
Hanger Orthopedic Group Inc. said yesterday that higher-than-expected expenses associated with a major acquisition will drag down its second-quarter earnings. Bethesda-based Hanger, the nation's largest distributor of artificial limbs and braces, said its net income before interest expense, taxes, depreciation and other expenses for the three months that ended June 30 will likely be $23 million - $2 million less than analysts were predicting. Net sales, however, will likely come in at the expected $125 million.
BUSINESS
By M. William Salganik and M. William Salganik,SUN STAFF | August 10, 1999
Growing quickly by acquisition, Bethesda-based Hanger Orthopedic Group Inc. yesterday posted record earnings and sales for the quarter ended June 30.Earnings were $4.9 million, up 34.7 percent over $3.6 million in the second quarter of 1998. Per-share earnings of 24 cents topped the consensus analysts' estimate by 2 cents and beat the 21 cents per share posted in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue was $56.4 million, up 20.3 percent from $46.9 million a year earlier.Hanger shares yesterday rose $1.3125, or 11.7 percent, to $12.50.
BUSINESS
By M. William Salganik and M. William Salganik,SUN STAFF | April 6, 1999
Hanger Orthopedic Group Inc. of Bethesda, the country's second-largest provider of braces and artificial limbs, said yesterday that it was buying the country's largest for $455 million in cash and assumed debt.Hanger, which has been growing by small acquisitions, would more than double in size with the acquisition of NovaCare Orthotics & Prosthetics Inc., a subsidiary of NovaCare Inc., a rehabilitation company headquartered in King of Prussia, Pa."It gives us a national program and sets the platform for a global expansion," said Ivan Sabel, chairman and chief executive officer.
BUSINESS
By Angela Gambill and Angela Gambill,Sun Staff Correspondent | November 6, 1990
PITTSVILLE -- Jack Kaeufer can work wonders with feet.As owner of Foot Management Inc., he presides over an Eastern Shore company that custom makes orthotics -- shoe inserts to make feet feel better.It is not, Mr. Kaeufer is quick to point out, just a business, although the shelves of size 13 orthotics testify to happy customers on dozens of National Football League and National Basketball Association teams.But to this genial man, the painstaking work done in the small factory in Pittsville, just east of Salisbury, is a profession, one with an underlying philosophy.
FEATURES
By Stephanie Shapiro | March 20, 2008
It's a common misconception that bunions are caused by high heels and tight shoes, says Dr. John Senatore, chief of podiatry and a sports-medicine physician at Union Memorial Hospital. Stilettos and narrow toe boxes can aggravate those unsightly protrusions, but they are caused by foot type, says the veteran marathoner, a frequent lecturer on foot-related injuries and treatments. What is a bunion? The term "bunion" is derived from the Latin bunio, which translates into "turnip." The term is loosely applied to any enlargements of that big-toe joint.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee and Jeff Zrebiec | September 16, 2011
Lee Evans participated in his second consecutive day of practice on Friday, and the wide receiver is expected to line up in his usual starting spot opposite Anquan Boldin when the Ravens visit the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. Evans did not practice Wednesday and wore a protective boot around his left ankle, but he has not appeared limited or confined by the injury during the portions of practice open to the media. Coach John Harbaugh sounded quite optimistic about Evans' availability against the Titans.
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